The Theater: Heel's Angel

PAL JOEY

Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by LORENZ HART Book by JOHN O'HARA

Some shows have such vividly defined personalities that they defy any flaws in production. Pal Joey is that kind of show. This revival at Manhattan's Circle in the Square/Joseph E. Levine Theater certainly has its flaws; yet it remains an irresistible delight with enormous verve, raffish insouciance and a musk of cynicism that somehow has the allure of perfume.

The Rodgers and Hart score, one of the most felicitous of their remarkable partnership, plays an undeniable role in the success of...

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